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Sat Dec 27, 2014, 06:40 PM Dec 2014

fwiw, Network Security for Dummies free right now from MakeUseOf


Hopefully that link will work so you can download it for free.

Get quick, easy, low-cost solutions to all your network security concerns.

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It seems ok for use at home, but not for a working professional.
fwiw, Network Security for Dummies free right now from MakeUseOf (Original Post) steve2470 Dec 2014 OP
They want a business. Downwinder Dec 2014 #1
Did you send the link to Sony?... n/t PoliticAverse Dec 2014 #2
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